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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on June 24, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

more events on June 24

  • 1970

    The U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly to repeal the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

  • 1964

    The Federal Trade Commission announces that, starting in 1965, cigarette makers must include warning labels about the harmful effects of smoking.

  • 1955

    Soviet MIGs down a U.S. Navy patrol plane over the Bering Strait.

  • 1953

    John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement.

  • 1948

    The Soviet Union begins the Berlin Blockade, America responds with the Berlin Airlift.

  • 1943

    Royal Air Force Bombers hammer Muelheim, Germany, in a drive to cripple the Ruhr industrial base.

  • 1941

    President Franklin Roosevelt pledges all possible support to the Soviet Union.

  • 1940

    France signs an armistice with Italy.

  • 1931

    The Soviet Union and Afghanistan sign a treaty of neutrality.

  • 1930

    Claude Chabrol, French film director (The Cousins, Madame Bovary).

  • 1916

    John Ciardi, poet.

  • 1915

    Fred Hoyle, British mathematician and astronomer.

  • 1913

    Greece and Serbia annul their alliance with Bulgaria following border disputes over Macedonia and Thrace.

  • 1912

    Norman Cousins, editor of the Saturday Review.

  • 1910

    The Japanese army invades Korea.

  • 1901

    Harry Partch, composer.

  • 1896

    Booker T. Washington becomes the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Harvard University.

  • 1895

    Jack Dempsey, American boxer and world heavyweight champion.

  • 1883

    Victor Francis Hess, physicist.

  • 1862

    U.S. intervention saves the British and French at the Dagu Forts in China.

  • 1861

    Federal gunboats attack Confederate batteries at Mathias Point, Virginia.

  • 1859

    At the Battle of Solferino, also known as the Battle of the Three Sovereigns, the French army, led by Napoleon III, defeats the Austrian army under Franz Joseph I.

  • 1848

    Brooks Adams, American historian, son of Charles Francis Adams (The Law of Civilization and Decay).

  • 1842

    Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist (The Friend’s Delight, The Devil’s Dictionary).

  • 1813

    Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman.

  • 1812

    Napoleon crosses the Neman River and invades Russia.

  • 1675

  • 1664

    The colony of New Jersey, named after the Isle of Jersey, is founded.

  • 1647

    Margaret Brent, demands a voice and a vote for herself in the Maryland colonial assembly.

  • 1509

    Henry VIII is crowned King of England.

  • 1497

    Explorer John Cabot lands in North America in present-day Canada.

  • 1340

    The English fleet defeats the French fleet at Sluys, off the Flemish coast.

  • 1314

    Scottish forces, led by Robert the Bruce, win an overwhelming victory against English King Edward II at the Battle of Bannockburn.

  • 217

    Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal destroy a Roman army under consul Gaius Flaminius in a battle at Lake Trasimene in central Italy.